Hello, everybody. I'm having problems getting a good slap sound. My bass is an Ibanez SRX-305, and the strings are very close to the fingerboard (very low action). I've seen lots of videos and read a lot on the subject, but i just cannot seem to be able to slap without rebounding. I am 6 foot 4 inches, with very big hands (sort of clumsy hands, too ) I've tried slapping in the fingerboard, meaning after the slap movement, i aim to leave my thumb in the fingerboard, on top of the string inmediately below the one i slapped. When i do this, i get a very strumming-kind of movement, i strum the strum more than slap it, besides, i almost always touch the string i'm trying to slap, thus muting the sound. I've tried to slap the string and aim for the string below it, not on the fingerboard, but over the pickups. The result is very much the same. My fat thumb touches the string i just slapped when it rests on the one below. In the end, to relief the frustration, i've been playing without any anchor (no pinky on the bass to hold the hand position), and with rebounding with every slap. It felt good, but i don't want to learn the wrong way and learn in the future that i cannot play certain things because of bad technique. Nonetheless, i was watching some YouTube videos of Alexis Sklarevski, Larry Graham and Victor Wooten, and none of them play slap while leaving their hand in the air. Also, Graham doesn't rebound at all, for what i've seen. (Yes, i know, HE IS LARRY GRAHAM) Can anyone give me an advice on this direction. I don't know if i am doing it right, but i like to be anal about technique. I am self taught, yet i've tried to learn everything "the professional way" (for whatever it's worth, anyway) Thanks in advance, and sorry for the strange english. It's not my mother tongue.